Food Day events tout health, sustainability

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Several local events will take place in the next week to celebrate Food Day.

Food Day, which is Oct. 24, is a new national campaign that calls attention to healthy, affordable and sustainably produced food. Clark County events will celebrate local foods and consider ways to improve the local food system.

Here’s a list of upcoming events:

• Vancouver Farmers Market, 505 W. Eighth St., will offer samples of local and seasonal foods and the recipe for harvest stew from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22.

• Vancouver School of Arts and Academics students and staff will have a 100-mile lunch featuring foods and ingredients sourced within 100 miles of the school on Oct. 24.

• A farm-to-table trade meeting for growers, producers and buyers will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way. The event is open to anyone interested in farming, finding local products, meeting buyers and making connections. For additional information, contact Elspeth Durek at 360-397-8000 ext. 7291 or elspeth.durek@clark.wa.gov.

• A three-course Seasonal Feast featuring locally harvested food will be hosted by Urban Abundance at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at Mill Creek Pub, 1710 S.W. Ninth Ave., in Battle Ground. Cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple, $25 for farmers and chefs. For additional information, contact http://www.myurbanabundance.org or 360-771-1296.